Matt Cain pitched eight impressive innings to earn his career-best 15th win. Pablo Sandoval homered for the first time in two months.
The Giants moved one game closer to clinching the NL West title with a 7-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night.
After using 17 relievers over the past three games, leave it to San Francisco’s “workhorse” to be its first pitcher since Barry Zito on August 23 to last at least eight innings and give manager Bruce Bochy a break from constantly walking to the mound.
“I’ll have to get on the treadmill tonight to get my workout,” Bochy joked.
Sandoval’s three-run shot in the first inning off Tyler Chatwood was his ninth homer of the season and helped Cain reach another milestone in a season full of them.
Gregor Blanco added three singles and two RBIs, and Jose Mijares pitched a perfect ninth to give San Francisco its third straight win and seventh in the last eight games.
Chatwood allowed eight hits and three runs in four innings, extending his winless streak to four straight starts as the Rockies dropped their fifth in a row.
via Aurora Sentinel